What is it to face reality as it really is? The alt-right claim that means seeing through democracy, equality and human rights as cons, and exploit the crumbling foundations of liberalism’s worldview. Hari Kunzru‘s new novel, Red Pill, explores the crisis-upon-crisis cataclysm of the contemporary world, as it tells the story of a writer’s catastrophic encounter with an alt-right guru and his world crumbles around him. He joins James Butler to discuss neofascism, surveillance capitalism, the politics of violence and what lies on the far shore of psychic crisis.
Red Pill is available wherever you get your books. Hari’s new podcast series Into the Zone is available wherever you get your podcasts, and comes highly recommended by Novara Media.